Bourbon has been a part of American culture since the late 18th century, when poor farmers in Maryland and Pennsylvania began distilling their excess grain crops. These distillers gradually migrated to Kentucky, which is now the spiritual home of Bourbon. Read More »
A 35cl bottle of the splendidly-named Hudson Baby Bourbon - the first legal aged grain spirit to be produced in New York since Prohibition ended over 75 years ago. Unusually for bourbon, Hudson's spirit is pot-distilled and is aged in small new oak casks. Please note that this is a 35cl bottle
Hudson's Manhattan Rye is a long-overdue revival of a rye-making tradition that was deeply-embedded on America's east coast before the advent of Prohibition. As with the Tuthilltown distillery's other products, Manhattan Rye has been double-distilled and aged in small casks. Please note that this is a 35cl bottle
A corn whiskey from Montana's Roughstock that's a bit different from the others. Made using a sweet yellow corn mash, fermented in their Oregon fir tanks and distilled in copper pot stills before mellowing for a few weeks and bottling.
A litre bottle of Jack Daniel's 43% Master Distiller edition, released to honour the first of the (as of writing) only seven master distillers to oversee the making of their whisky, a certain Mr J Daniel. This was originally a travel retail exclusive, but was launched in the UK in early 2013.
A very special rye whiskey from High West's maverick David Perkins. This is a combination of a 2 year old 95% rye mashbill with a 16yo 53% rye mash and has gone down a storm in its home country, scoring 90 points from Malt Advocate's John Hansell.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
Another bottling by High West while their own spirit matures, showing off their ability to select great whiskeys. This is a blend of 6 and 10 year old bourbon produced in honour of the nascent American Prairie Reserve, an area the size of Connecticut that will hopefully one day be the largest grassland wildlife reserve in the USA.
Smooth Ambler's 7 year old Old Scout Bourbon is a mixture of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malt. The distillery was only founded in 2009, so this whiskey is blended from casks distilled elsewhere and chosen by Smooth Ambler. It has sweet and spicy notes including apple, cherry and tobacco.
Produced by Heaven Hill, Larceny bourbon uses wheat as the secondary grain rather than rye. This gives it a smoother flavour than you're average bourbon. Larceny is a small batch bourbon, made using no more than 100 barrels and bottled at a slightly higher 92 proof.
Founded in 2009, Smooth Ambler's range of older whiskies are made using barrels hand selected by the owners, until their own spirit is old enough. This 7 year old rye uses a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley and has notes of black tea, honey and mint.
A rye whiskey from Chicago's FEW distillery, named for temperance campaigner Frances Elizabeth Willard. This is rye heavy, with a touch of corn in the mix. Aged in air-dried oak barrels, this is a spicy offering.
A single barrel bourbon from Wathen's, produced in Kentucky. The whiskey makers, the Wathen-Medleys, have a bit of history with the current distillers being the 8th generation of the family to be in the business.
Aged for five years in new American white oak barrels, Cyrus Noble Bourbon is produced in Nelson County, Kentucky. A historic brand which was once the world's most sought after Kentucky Whiskey in the mid 19th century, it is still craft distilled in Kentucky today.
A rye spirit from Monterey's Fog's End distillery, run by former sheriff Craig Pakish. Whilst this is close to being a whiskey, it cannot be called one, due to the addition of sugar in the production process.